Thursday, August 30, 2007

Blog: Mayor Coleman Welcomes Terrorist to Columbus

There is a lot of compelling information on the blog, Central Ohioans against Terrorism. Their latest post accuses the mayor of Columbus knowingly welcoming someone with ties to the 1993 bombing of the WTC.
On February 2, 1995, Siraj Wahhaj was named by US Attorney Mary Jo White as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people, injured 1,042 others, and foreshadowed the horror of 9/11.

On September 8, 2007, Ahmad Al-Akhras, close advisor to Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and president of the Islamic Foundation of Central Ohio (IFCO), will host Siraj Wahhaj as guest speaker at an IFCO fundraising dinner here in Columbus. Mayor Coleman has appointed Al-Akhras to numerous Columbus city government boards, commissions and committees.

The author, Patrick Poole goes on to explain,
Siraj Wahhaj says that he isn't sure that Osama bin Laden is responsible for 9/11; he calls for the return of the global Islamic caliphate and the imposition of Islamic shari'a law, including punishment by amputations and stoning; and he calls for the violent overthrow of American government.

Take a look. This site is worth a read!

One has to wonder what is going on in Mayor Coleman’s office. Why is there even room for the appearance of impropriety? I know that this is not a new concept for the Mayor but maybe his too distracted with the goings on at home to focus on running a tight ship at work... And remember, Central Ohioans pay for it.

1 comment:

Joel said...

I don't understand what the big deal is. The man is unindicted. The man is also correct in asserting that bin Laden played no role in the 1993 WTC attacks (see 9/11 Commission Report). So what's the problem?